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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 119 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.01% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011)
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

BrittQ, Dec 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

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1/5  rDev -68.6%

MJsGhost, Jul 07, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

bbadger, Nov 27, 2011
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

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1/5  rDev -68.6%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

wyatt, Nov 15, 2011
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

EF4, Mar 10, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

thetinymite, Aug 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

garyford, Feb 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

rah1734bones, May 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

BJasny, Mar 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

butlermattj, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of OverToad
1.1/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had high hopes for this beer. Shiner makes some good beer so I thought what a great idea. Boy was I wrong.

The beer looks nice as you pour it but that's where it stops.

Taste is just horrible. All I taste Is strong ginger ale and no grapefruit.

Mouthful reminds me of the fountain drInks that run out of syrup.

This has to be the worst beer I have ever had and I've had some bad ones.

OverToad, Jun 20, 2011
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1.18/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Out of a bottle into a pint glass.

I've been on BA for awhile and never written a review, but this time I just couldn't stay silent. I knew this would either be awesome or wretched:

As soon as I poured the glass I knew I was in for trouble. The color was okay, but the head and clarity was very seltzery and the light foam dissipated quickly.

I put the glass to my nose and was hit by a fruity, citrus smell that reminded me of a bad Grocery store Sprite knock-off.

My wife, who usually likes fruitier beers, summed it up fairly well. It tastes like watered down Sprite. You know how after ice has melted and you water down the carbonation as well as the flavor.

Too much carbonation and very watery, despite a very prominent nasty grapefruit aftertaste. I like grapefruit, but this tastes like chemical, over-produced, from concentrate type. Think of Orange Juice vs. Orange Drink.

Overall Impression:
When I last visited Sea World several years back (before I really knew much about beer besides that I did not like BMCs) I went to their Anheuser-Busch beer school and learned that beer is made of barley, water *rice? and hops. I'm a little shocked they still use hops. But that's another story. After the beer school they gave us free samples. They were trying out beer infused with fruit (this was before the BL Lime and Miller Chill crap) and they literally poured a Mich Ultra and mixed it with cherry (or whatever) syrup. It was God-awful. My point is that this beer is the closest thing I've tasted to that, since. It should be noted I've never tried BL lime. I was hoping for a light, slightly fruity nod to the IPA bitterness that can taste grapfruity. As a Texas beer drinker I'm also always in Shiner's corner, morally speaking. But this beer was so bad. So bad.

kyleelton, Apr 15, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I will make this review short and sweet. This beer is straight up nasty. The ginger is way over powering and totally dominates anything and everything. It tastes like diluted ginger beer, with a sickly ill deathly twang. The mouthfeel and carbonation is atrocious. This beer is just not viable to drink by itself.

The one saving grace is, it may make a perfect base for mixing. Grab some dark rum and use it to make a Dark and Stormy and thank me later. Really disappointing, by far the worst Shiner offering to date.

HoustonTX, Apr 30, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

cwreay90, May 31, 2013
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Lob, May 26, 2012
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1.44/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk

Got real excited for this, I love grapefruit raddlers, maybe this can be my summer 2013 beer?!

Pours a copper ale with brilliant clarity and no foam. Smells like sugar, some grapefruit (way too sweet), some pear and a little english malt. Pretty unimpressed so far. Tastes like a hot dog with some artificial sweetener and a little grapefruit - horrible. Thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. That is a shitty beer.

harrymel, Apr 27, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

SpursfanJD, Jan 19, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.